Synthesis of Sn doped CuO nanotubes from core-shell Cu/SnO(2) nanowires by the Kirkendall effect.


Journal Article

Sn doped CuO nanotubes were synthesized by thermal oxidization of Cu/SnO(2) core-shell nanowires in air through the Kirkendall effect. The Cu/SnO(2) core-shell nanowires were sequentially electrodeposited by forming a SnO(2) shell followed by electrodeposition of the Cu core. After thermal treatment in air, the core-shell Cu/SnO(2) (13 +/- 2 nm thick shell on 128 +/- 15 nm in diameter core) nanowires were oxidized to form Sn doped CuO nanotubes with an average wall thickness and outer diameter of 54 nm and 176 nm, respectively. Room temperature I-V characterization indicated that the electrical resistivity of the nanostructures was 870 +/- 85 Omega cm. The methodology that was demonstrated is very general and could be used to synthesize coaxial SnO(2) shells with a variety of electrodeposited cores. In addition, doped metal oxide nanotubes can be readily synthesized by thermal oxidization of core-shell nanowires in air where the dopant content can be tuned by controlling the shell thickness through adjusting the deposition time.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lai, M; Mubeen, S; Chartuprayoon, N; Mulchandani, A; Deshusses, MA; Myung, NV

Published Date

  • July 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 29

Start / End Page

  • 295601 -

PubMed ID

  • 20585175

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20585175

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1361-6528

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0957-4484

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/0957-4484/21/29/295601


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